The art masterpieces are put into sharp relief by the scintillating music of the 17th century. The gallery once more gives life to the notes of Frescobaldi, Monteverdi, Falconieri and other great composers, many of who were active in baroque Rome. The performances are accurate early music representations, with period instruments and practices. Voice, baroque guitar, baroque transverse flute, percussion, and lutes are the protagonists.
The atmosphere of these Saturday mornings is absolutely unique for the visitors who take part in the “Sounds and vision of Caravaggio” itinerary. The itinerary is dedicated to this great artist as this year marks the fourth centenary of his death (1610-2010), and some of his fundamental works are housed in this gallery.
The tour, conducted by an art historian, is interspersed with performances in the various rooms, (Poussino Room, the Ballroom, Quadrilatero, the Aldobrandini Room) creating a crescendo of emotions that reaches its grand finale with a concert in the stupendous Throne Room (Sala del Trono).
- Entrance to the Doria Pamphilj Gallery
- Guided tour with an art historian in the English language
- Musical introduction
- Live Baroque music played on original instruments in some halls of the museum
- Final concert in the Throne Hall reserved for our guests
Every Saturday at 11.00 a.m.
THE MUSICAL TREASURES OF THE SIXTINE CHAPEL
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Via del Corso 305
Special event. 28 March 2013, start time 4,30pm, admission time 4,00pm
Guided tour in english with Renaissance and Baroque Roman music
Art: Caravaggio, Raffaello, Bernini, Tintoretto, Velàzquez, Carracci…
Music: Composers of the Sixtine Chapel: Palestrina, Arcadelt, Morales, Victoria, Carissimi, Agazzari, Pitoni.
Organic: Schola Romana Ensemble, “A Cappella“ Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass. Art historian (in English)
Music and art in Rome at the time of the Pope Innocenzo X Pamphilj
The special event ‘The musical treasures of the Sistine Chapel’ includes a guided tour in Doria Pamphilj Palace and an enthralling live performance in the wonderful Private Chapel. The itinerary is a unique opportunity to listen to the music of the ancient Roman liturgies, the same which were vibrating in the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, thanks to the extraordinary performance of a complex highly specialized and internationally counted as point of reference for this repertoire: Schola Romana Ensemble.
A rare and valuable program which highlights the precious artistic treasures offered by the site compared with the music of the ancient liturgies. The archaic mysticism of the Gregorian Chant, the most ancient form of Occidental music, alternates with the glaringness of the Roman polyphony, that raised its vertex in the papal Rome. The composer of the musical program are the Sistine Chapel Master: Palestrina, Victoria, Carissimi, Pitoni, Agazzari, they contributed, like Michelangelo, Rafael, Bernini and the other geniuses of the time, to yield Rome the eternal city. A succession of wonders will immerse us into the heart of Papal Rome.